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Tag: airline fees

Jul 15

Shocker: The Airlines Lose A Round in Washington

I had a few other topics I wanted to talk about today, but they are going to have to wait a day so that I can discuss the new FAA reauthorization bill. And, before your eyes roll, I’ll tell you that there are a few pieces in it that might interest you. The most important …

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Dec 07

An Emirates/JetBlue Bonus and a Reader Question

For those with the big bucks, JetBlue announced a promotion in conjunction with Emirates. Register here and use the promo code on the page and you’ll get a discount on your Emirates flight, based on the class of service that you buy. And because you can earn TrueBlue points on Emirates, you’ll get either double …

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Oct 30

What Will Loyalty Programs Look Like in Five Years

I spend a lot of time talking about what loyalty programs are up to now, but there’s a long-term question that’s worth asking: five years from now, will any of it matter? Hey, when the frequent flyer program (as we know it today) was invented, a free ticket was 20,000 miles and didn’t have any …

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Sep 16

Why the airlines charge a fee to switch to an earlier flight

One of the most frustrating airline fees is the charge to switch to an earlier flight at the airport. It’s 2:30, and you’re there early for your 4 pm flight. You move quickly through security and notice that the 3 pm flight to your destination hasn’t left yet. Great! You’re not checking luggage, so you …

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Aug 09

How to really get a bargain on Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is the company that passengers love to hate.  Known for outrageous marketing campaigns and even more outrageous fees, the “ultra low-cost carrier” presents great prices and then charges you for pretty much except breathing.  Want a can of soda?  That’s $3.  Print your boarding pass at the check-in counter?  That’s $10.  Carry on …

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Jun 27

Friday Tidbits: A few points, a little news

Rocketmiles is offering 1,000 miles on your next booking if you can predict who will win the World Cup.  Personally, I feel that if you know who is going to win the cup, you should be on the next flight to Vegas, but that’s just me. The TSA security fee is set to go up on …

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